A task-level environmental protection program was developed as part of the 2012—2021 LUKOIL Group Development Strategy. The following strategic guidelines for environmental safety promotion were identified:
Achievement of 95% utilization of associated petroleum gas;
Ending discharge of effluent into natural water bodies;
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and obtaining additional income through implementation of the mechanisms of Article 6 of the Kyoto Protocol;
Fully overcoming the aftermath of previous environmental damage;
Ensuring that the ratio of waste recycling to waste generation is less than 1;
Reduction of pipeline failures and purification of land that has been damaged as a result of such failures.
LUKOIL acknowledges its responsibility to society for rational use of natural resources and preservation of the environment. The Company therefore observes the highest standards of care for the environment and of industrial safety in its operations.
Over USD 1.3 billion was allocated for environmental safety measures in 2013. A significant share of this money (more than 68%) was spent to protect air quality, including increased levels of associated gas utilization. A further 19% of the total were spent to address the consequences of accidents.
Progress in 2013
A new environmental safety program for 2014—2018 was designed;
Growth of APG utilization to 88.0% for the Group as a whole;
Reduction of wastewater discharge;
Reduction in the area of contaminated land;
Reduction of the number of pipeline failures by 3%.
|Objective||Main actions in 2013|
|Rational use of water resources, preventing water pollution|
Reduction of atmospheric pollutant emissions
A slight increase of atmospheric emissions was due to commissioning of new fields with a high gas factor in the Komi Republic. Launch of facilities for APG utilization at the fields is planned in 2014—2015 and atmospheric emissions will decline as a result
Recycling of accumulated waste
|Preventing contamination and ensuring rational use of land|